Los Angeles Philharmonic Returns to Downtown Pomona


Los Angeles Philharmonic Returns to Downtown Pomona
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, under Assistant Conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, performs at the Pomona First Baptist Church on May 12, 2005.

People looking for something to do on Super Bowl Sunday that doesn't involve top-notch football can opt to experience top-notch music instead.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will provide a special regional performance at the First Baptist Church of Pomona at 601 N. Garey Ave. in Pomona. Through the support of local sponsors, including Cal Poly Pomona, general admission tickets will be available at the discount price of $5.

The concert is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.).

Under the direction of assistant conductor Joana Carneiro, the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra will present music by German composer Johannes Brahms including Hungarian Dances, Alto Rhapsody and Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn.

Mezzo soprano and Los Angeles native Suzanna Guzman will be the featured soloist.

This is the eighth annual concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Pomona. The event is sponsored by the Cultural Alliance a group of organizations, including Cal Poly Pomona, that have banded together to provide an affordable opportunity for audiences to enjoy world-class performance arts in the heart of Pomona.

Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, Jan. 22, at the Pomona City Hall Community Services Office, 505 S. Garey Ave.in Pomona. Pomona residents can begin purchasing tickets Tuesday, Jan. 16. For tickets, call (909) 620-2321.